Mes­sages Re­mem­ber­ing Msgr Richard Al­bert

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

AYEAR has gone by, but we still re­mem­ber Mon­signor’s stri­dent ap­peal to his Stella Maris Church com­mu­nity to give of their time, tal­ent and trea­sure. He led by ex­am­ple: his found­ing of the St Pa­trick’s Foun­da­tion and sup­port of St Mon­ica’s Home stand out among his achieve­ments. In time, the Stella Maris Church com­mu­nity were pulled in by his charis­matic ap­proach and the Stella Maris Foun­da­tion was the re­sult.

We con­tinue to feel his pres­ence and guid­ance as we serve the needs of the Grant’s Pen and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties through skills train­ing, in con­junc­tion with the Heart Trust; and coun­selling, with the help of the univer­sity, where we also pro­vide a medium Mon­signor Richard Al­bert is pre­sented with a ci­ta­tion by ProComm’s Jean Lowrie-Chin dur­ing Stella Maris’ 10th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion at which he was hon­oured in April 2008.

for stu­dents do­ing their practicum. These are just a few of the con­tin­u­ing works of the Foun­da­tion.

We are al­ways com­forted

be­cause we know that he con­tin­ues his ap­peal for our suc­cess from the lofty heights above.

May his soul rest in peace.

Gar­dens with skills train­ing cen­tres in Seav­iew Gar­dens (Christ The Re­deemer); Olympic Gar­dens (St Mar­garet’s Cen­tre), an early-child­hood ed­u­ca­tion cen­tre in River­ton Mead­ows and a home for the aban­doned el­derly (St Mon­ica’s Home) in White Marl, St Cather­ine.

St Pa­trick’s Foun­da­tion of­fers a va­ri­ety of pro­grammes and ser­vices rang­ing from food, health care, early-child­hood ed­u­ca­tion, skills train­ing in wood work, com­mer­cial food prepa­ra­tion, cos­me­tol­ogy,

STELLA MARIS FOUN­DA­TION Email: stel­la­mar­is­foun­da­tion@gmail.com

cus­tomer ser­vice, elec­tri­cal in­stal­la­tion and in­tro­duc­tion to com­puter tech­nol­ogy. The Foun­da­tion is still go­ing strong. The direc­tors, mem­bers of staff and the en­tire com­mu­nity feel in­debted to the late founder, Mon­signor Richard Al­bert.

Just as you were, you will al­ways be trea­sured for­ever in our mem­ory. Rest in peace. HERMINE METCALFE, OD, BH [M] Chair­man St Pa­trick’s Foun­da­tion

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